Vikings Drafts 1980-84


Posted Jul 15, 2001



Vikings Drafts 1980-1984

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On this page: 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984

Players listed in bold made the roster.

1980
(Drafted Alternately
9th, 10th and 11th)
Apr. 29-30, 1980
1 Doug Martin DT Washington
2 (A) Willie Teal
Choice from San Fransisco
for 2nd and 3rd choice in 1980
CB LSU
2 (B)No Choice,
Choice traded to San Fransisco
for second round choice in 1980
3 (A) No Choice,
Choice traded to San Fransisco
for 2nd round choice in 1980
3 (B) Brent Boyd
Choice from New Orleans in Steve Riley trade
G/C UCLA
4 Dennis Johnson LB USC
5 (A) Doug Paschal RB North Carolina
5 (B) Paul Jones
Choice from New Orleans in Steve Riley trade
RB California
6 Ray Yakavonis DE East Stroudsburg State
7 Henry Johnson LB Georgia Tech
8 No Choice,
Choice traded along
with Carl Eller to Seattle for Steve Niehaus
9 Dennis Mosley RB/WR Iowa
10 Ken Brown WR/RS Nebraska
11 Sam Harrell RB East Carolina
12 Thomas Lane S Florida A&M

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1981
(Drafted Alternately
18th, 17th and 16th)
Apr. 28-29, 1981
1 No Choice,
Choice traded to Baltimore
for two 2nd and a 5th round choice in 1981
2 (A) Mardye McDole
Choice from Baltimore for 1st choice in 1981
WR Mississippi
2 (B) Robin Sendlein LB Texas
2 (C) Jarvis Redwine
Choice from Baltimore
RB Nebraska
3 (A) No Choice Choice to New Orleans in Steve Riley trade
3 (B) Tim Irwin
Choice from New England for Chuck Foreman
T Tennessee
4 John Swain DB Miami
5 (A) Wendell Ray DE Missouri Choice from Baltimore
5 (B) No Choice,
Choice traded to New Orleans in Steve Riley trade
6 No Choice,
Choice traded to Miami for Jim Langer
7 Don Shaver RB Kutztown St. (Pa.)
8 Wade Wilson QB/P East Texas State
9 No Choice, Choice traded to Seattle for Nick Bebout
10 James Murphy WR Utah State
11 William Stephanos T Boston College
12 Brian Williams TE Southern

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1982
(Drafted Alternately
7th, 11th, 10th, 9th, 8th and 7th)
Apr. 27-28, 1982
1 Darrin Nelson RB Stanford
2 Terry Tausch T Texas
3 No Choice,
Choice traded to New Orleans
for Tony Galbreath
4 Jim Fahnhorst LB Minnesota
5 No Choice,
Choice traded to Miami for Langer
6 Greg Storr LB Boston College
7 Steve Jordan TE Brown University
8 Kirk Harmon LB Pacific
9 Bryan Howard S Tennesee State
10 Gerald Lucear WR Temple
11 Curtis Rouse G Chattanooga
12 Hobson Milner RB Cincinnati

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1983
(Drafted Alternately
19th, 18th, 17th, 16th and 15th)
Apr. 26-27, 1983
1 Joey Browner DB USC
2 No Choice,
Choice traded to Philadelphia for Charlie Johnson
3 Walker Lee Ashley LB Penn State
4 Mark Rush RB Miami (Fla.)
5 Mark Stewart LB Washington
6 Mike Jones WR Tennessee State
7 Carl Lee DB Marshall
8 Norris Brown TE Georgia
9 Rod Achter WR Toledo
10 (A) Melvin Brown
Choice from the LA Rams for Ron Yary
DB Mississippi
10 (B) Walter Tate C Tennesse State
11 Brian Butcher G Clemson
12 Maurice Turner RB Utah State

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1984
(Drafted Alternately
13th, 12th, 11th, 15th and 14th)
May 1-2, 1984
Supplemental Draft: June 6-7, 1984
1 Keith Millard DE Washington
2 No Choice,
Choice traded to Houston for Archie Manning
3 Alfred Anderson RB Baylor
4 No Choice,
Choice traded to Houston for Dave Casper
5 (A) No choice,
Choice traded to LA Raiders
for 5th,7th, and 11th choices in 1984
5 (B) Allen Rice
Choice from LA Rams
RB Baylor
6 Dwight Collins WR Pittsburgh
7 (A) John Haines DT Texas
7 (B) Loyd Lewis
Choice from LA Raiders
G Texas A&I
8 Paul Svercheck DT Cal Poly-SLO
9 Keith Kidd WR Arkansas
10 James Spencer LB Oklahoma State
11 (A) Edgar Pickett LB Clemson
11 (B) Lawrence Thompson )
Choice from LA Raiders
WR Miami (Fla.
12 Mike A Jones RB North Carolina A&T

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